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Parade winners announced

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 14th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Dec. 10 in downtown Hinesville. The theme for this year's parade was Christmas through the Decades. More than 80 floats, all covered in holiday lights, were entered, each paying tribute to a particular decade. The winners of the float competition are:

December 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Buy a star, help the homeless

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless has just kicked off its Stars for the Homeless campaign to raise money for Liberty County's only homeless shelter.

December 16, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Dunham Farm festival dazzles crowd

Even soggy weather on the coldest days can't dampen Liberty County's Christmas spirit.

December 16, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Gold Star Wives recognized nationally

Patricia Barbee will salute other women like her on Saturday.

December 15, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Parade is 'magically worthwhile'

More than 70 different organizations took to the streets of downtown Hinesville Friday evening during the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 14th annual Christmas parade.

December 14, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Social club donates to women's shelter

12 Ladies Social Club of Hinesville recently presented a $500 Christmas donation to the Tri-County Protective Agency women's shelter. 12 Ladies Social Club was created four years ago and is dedicated to enriching the lives of club members and community residents through sisterhood, empowerment and self awareness, which is why the 12 Ladies chose to help the women's shelter. The club has been donating to the shelter for four years.

December 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Classes of Ludowici HS have reunion

Ludowici High School classes of 1941-1955 had their combined class reunions Sept. 25 in the Ludowici First Baptist Church Social Hall. More than 150 former students and their guests attended the celebration.

December 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Goldenheirs learn of transit system

Rachel Hatcher from Liberty Transit met with Goldenheirs club members at their November meeting. Hatcher talked about planning, funding and the new public transit system's future plans. The buses are on a fixed route to the areas of Hinesville, Flemington and Fort Stewart. The vehicles are wheelchair-accessible.

December 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Christmas comes to downtown Hinesville

Holiday cheer was served in cups of hot chocolate while Santa, Mrs. Claus, a team of delicate reindeer and some jolly elves personified holiday wonder Tuesday during the annual Christmas in the Park in downtown Hinesville. For the fourth consecutive year, Christmas in the Park was jointly sponsored by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

December 10, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Liberty's 'Santa' gives year round

Mama Irene strives to be generous all year long.

December 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Christmas parade rolls Friday evening

The 14th annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Illuminated Christmas Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will wind its way through much of the downtown business district.

December 09, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Lives lost at Pearl Harbor commemorated

For many veterans of World War II, the events of Pearl Harbor and the service members who proved their greatness in the midst of that tragedy compelled them to achieve their own greatness in service to the nation. Hank Clinton, on hand at Saturday's ceremony marking Dec. 7, 1941, is one such veteran.

December 06, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Lifestyle


Santa to land sleigh downtown Tuesday

Santa Claus really is coming to town.

December 06, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Lifestyle


Wreaths for vets in Glennville cemetery

Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony, at noon Saturday, Dec. 11 to honor and remember the nation's veterans. The Bonaventure Society, Children of the American Revolution is coordinating the event to pay tribute to veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines, prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

December 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Baby born in van on way to hospital

Katreana Thompson, 26, gave birth to a 7 pound, 2 ounce baby girl at 7:58 a.m. Thursday in a minivan on Highway 84 in Hinesville.

December 03, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


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Ball game benefits youth emergency shelter

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Sand Gnats will have their fourth annual "Pack the Park" game, benefiting Park Place Outreach - Youth Emergency Shelter, starting at 7:05 p.m. April 29 at Grayson Stadium.

April 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


'Winter Soldier' tops 'The Avengers'

You've seen all three "Iron Man" flicks. You checked out "The Avengers" and the second "Thor" movie. Now, it's time to catch up with "the man out of time" in his solo sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." How does this Marvel Studios movie measure up?

April 11, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


High school honors military kids at breakfast

So-called military "brats" learn how to make friends quickly because they never know when they once again might have to say their goodbyes, move to a new town and enroll in a new school. They must carry on with growing up while their active-duty service-member parent or parents are away, focused on protecting the nation's interests. Military children are taught early on to be self-sufficient. During April, the Month of the Military Child, these kids' resiliency and sacrifices are recognized.

April 11, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Monster mash-up

ALL THE FANBOYS and gamer girls will come out to play this weekend, when GnomeCon descends upon Savannah like a beneficent dragon.

April 11, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


'Best breakfast in town' -- yeah, right

The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.

April 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Rain forces concert inside, band still rocks

Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families braved the rain Sunday to crowd into the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium for a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. The event was moved indoors due to rain and was delayed an hour, but that didn't keep attendees from waiting for and enjoying the show.

April 09, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


Midnight train to Georgia

ON THEIR WAY TO SAVANNAH IN 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's forces tried to capture the Doctortown train trestle over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Ga.

April 09, 2014 | Jim Morekis Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


AASU's Godspell opens a musical door

THERE'S A GOOD reason the John-Michael Tebelak/Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell has endured and prospered for more than 40 years. Its Christian theme notwithstanding, it's a story about love and family-building.

April 09, 2014 | Bill DeYoung Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


Club hears about plight of seafarers

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently welcomed Chaplain Andrew E.V. Krey, executive director of Maritime Bethel at Savannah and pastor at Bible Lutheran Church in Rincon. Krey gave a presentation about the human cost of the economic success of the Port of Savannah.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Two students in state pageant

Two students from Diamond Elementary School on Fort Stewart have been selected as finalists for the National American Miss Georgia Pageant.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Families celebrate Easter, spring at egg roll

Spring weather greeted families Saturday during the second annual Easter Egg Roll at Bryant Commons in Hinesville. The event was organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Fort Stewart MWR.

April 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Scouts introduce new district to Rotary

Inductions of new members and a presentation by Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America highlighted Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


ArtsFest set for Saturday

Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.

April 04, 2014 | Special to Courier | Lifestyle


'Divergent' is well-cast, exciting show

Young-adult books remain crazy popular these days, but when it comes time to adapt them into major motion pictures, the results can vary. "Divergent," now in theaters, is based upon the best-selling trilogy from author Veronica Roth. Is it the new "Hunger Games?" Could be.

April 04, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Coffee important to mornings, national security

It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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